Autism and hygiene




So, my son loves to be clean




He hates doing any type of personal hygiene.




Brushing teeth




Washing face




Combing hair




Getting dressed




Wiping his butt




All are a big ass issue with son




Mainly because personal hygiene takes time




Son has zero patience for just about anything




Brushing teeth




He'll attempt to brush but just chews relentlessly on the toothbrush.




He has 5 I buy them in bulk




Lol




Washing face




He absolutely refuses to do this so I turned it into a game, we play barbershop and I wash his face thoroughly a few times a week




Combing hair




He has no clue how to comb/brush his hair




He hits himself in the head with his brush




I'm on hair grooming duty everyday




Getting dressed




Son tries to dress himself




But usually gets shirts, underwear on backwards




Somedays he just doesn't want to wear clothes




So he'll refuse and procrastinate till last minute or I say fuck it and cancell something.




Wiping butt




Son tries to do this but usually ends up with poo




Everywhere, toilet seat, walls, floors, himself etc..




The only thing he loves to do is wash up in the bathtub




But he refuses to sit down




He stands and rocks back n forth




I bought a special non slip bath mat




To keep him from slipping




It's the most stressful and scary thing to watch him rock in the tub.




It's all stressful and draining




I just want to hose him down a couple times a week to be done




Lol